ROOTKIT! What do you think of this kind of spyware that are inside cd audio?

@jay80son (2049)
Italy
December 11, 2006 2:59pm CST
some cd audio when you try to copy the songs on your pc they install a invisible spyware called "rootkit" that send information about our activity to Sony BMG Entertainment... this cd are sell only in the USA and Canada. This Rootkit is a ghost spyware invisble by all antivirus,norton included do you know how to remove them? I know only Blacklight rootkit eliminator here the list of the cd infected http://cp.sonybmg.com/xcp/english/titles.html and http://cp.sonybmg.com/xcp/canada
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@anjuscor (1266)
• India
24 Jan 07
A rootkit is a set of software tools intended to conceal running processes, files or system data from the operating system. Rootkits have their origin in relatively benign applications, but in recent years have been used increasingly by malware to help intruders maintain access to systems while avoiding detection. Rootkits exist for a variety of operating systems, such as Linux, Solaris and versions of Microsoft Windows. Rootkits often modify parts of the operating system or install themselves as drivers or kernel modules. The word "rootkit" came to general public awareness in the 2005 Sony BMG CD copy protection scandal, in which Sony BMG music CDs surreptitiously placed a rootkit on Microsoft Windows PCs when the CD was played on the computer. Sony provided no mention of this on the CD or its packaging, referring only to security rights management measures.